FITC Spotlight UX (Online)

2020-12-08 00:00:00 2020-12-09 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Spotlight UX (Online) Join us for this exciting afternoon online event for designers looking to extend their UX skills with six amazing talks and Q&A. The event will run from 12pm to 5:00 EST and will have six speakers.   Why buy a ticket? Ideas and inspiration Network… Online FITC Online



12:00 To 12:05
Welcome Address
12:05 To 12:45
The UX of LEGO Interface Panels
Two studs wide and sloped at 45°, the most sought-after LEGO bricks of our childhood have a big secret. Their brightly coloured patterns hide a myriad of UX lessons about the design, layout, and organisation of complex interfaces. Forget touchscreens and pixels, this is the UX of the physical world where haptics, switches and funny shaped knobs rule the day.… Read more…
George Cave

Interaction Technologist & Design Engineer, designedbycave

12:55 To 1:35
First Do No Harm: Ethics in Digital Product Design
We know that ability is equally distributed among humans, and opportunity is not. The need for skilled technologists is growing, and with it our ability to empower individuals with accessible tech training. Collected data about an individual’s learning patterns can help inform the ultimate personalized educational experience, accelerating the cycle from novice to master. However, it could also be weaponizing… Read more…
Mariah Hay

VP of Product, Help Scout

1:45 To 2:25
Truths and Myths about animation in our work
As an industry we make a lot of assumptions about animation and its role in our work. Some assume you have to be a motion designer to do UI animation well, or that animation is merely an extra decoration. These assumptions can hold us back from fully appreciating the potential of UI animation and hinder our design decisions. In this… Read more…
Val Head

Design Evangelist, Adobe

2:45 To 3:25
How to: Craft a Lasting and Fulfilling Career in Design
The ground that the design-and-technology field sits is constantly shifting. The forces of change can be imperceptible. Over decades, the economy has moved from manufacturing “things” to services and products, which are now “smart” and connected to vast and complex systems. This shift has rewarded some with rich careers in design and left others behind. Sometimes, change occurs unexpectedly, forcing… Read more…
Michael Yap

Senior Staff Designer, Etsy

3:35 To 4:15
Accessibility is hard, and other myths
Accessibility work is complex. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re first starting out – especially if you don’t have access to an accessibility specialist on your team or in your organization. In this talk, Devon Persing will go through common misconceptions about digital accessibility work, and introduce ways to think about disability, assistive technology, and a more holistic approach… Read more…
Devon Persing

Accessibility specialist, Shopify

5:05 To 5:35
Networking time
Come chat with speakers and other attendees
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